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2015 Spring Connections Newsletter

Published by Angell Marketing, 2016-07-26 14:53:14

Description: Bringing The Vision To Life: April ceremonial groundbreaking celebrated the start of construction for Towne Centre and Park Terrace


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Spring 2015Bringing thevision to LifeApril ceremonialgroundbreaking celebratedthe start of constructionfor Towne Centre andPark Terracesee pages 2-3 and 6-7A Mission of the Western District of the Moravian Church

Dear Friends of Marquardt Village,April 14th was a beautiful day of celebration and blessings, as residents, familyand friends, staff, and local dignitaries gathered for a ceremonial groundbreakingand reception marking the start of construction on our next phase of campusredevelopment that will bring Park Terrace and Towne Centre to Marquardt Village.Park Terrace will be a residential care center with 44 private suites for residents toreceive assisted living support or memory care. When complete, this state-of-the-artresidence will be a fresh new home for residents of the current Zinzendorf Hall.Towne Centre will be the new hub of resident life, in close proximity to the newPark Terrace and to independent living residences at Park Centre North and South.Designed like a classic village square, planned amenities for residents and guestsinclude restaurant-style dining, a casual bistro, gathering and entertaining spaces, wellness/fitness center, relocatedchapel, salon/spa, and more.After three years of research, planning and a first phase of renovations, to see new construction begin to bring thetotal vision to life is tremendously exciting. Last fall, common space renovations were completed at Park Centre Northand South residences. Independent apartment and garden home renovations are ongoing, offering many updatedliving options. And, by summer 2016, residents will be able to enjoy a more vibrant lifestyle and access to some of thisregion’s most progressive residential care services.It is this community’s financial strength and visionary board of directors that make it possible for Marquardt Village tocontinue to grow and improve for current and future residents.As I often say, grounded in faith, all things are possible. Thank you for your patience and for keeping Marquardt Villagein your prayers.Blessings,Matthew Mauthe, CEO Groundbreaking..................................................................1-3 Planned Giving.....................................................................8-9 Volunteer of the Year Honored..........................................4 Meet Dorothy Coogan....................................................... 10 New Board and Staff Members.........................................5 Donor Appreciation............................................................ 11 Towne Centre Features.....................................................6-7 Our New Website.................................................................. 12

Meet Joy Thiery,Volunteerof the Year“You gain so muchmore than you give!” Joy Thiery was honored as Volunteer of the Year at an April 23rd banquet.Joy Thiery was delighted to be named Volunteer April is National Volunteer Month and Marquardt Village of the Year by Marquardt Foundation’s Board of holds a banquet each year in appreciation of its Directors. Nominations were submitted by volunteer force. This year’s event was held April 23rd at residents, staff, and volunteers. The resident who Watertown’s Turner Hall, with the first Volunteer of thenominated Joy noted how she goes above and beyond Year honor going to Joy her volunteer work at the Health Center, marksbirthdays with personally crafted cards, and is always Volunteer coordinator, Sandi Bathke, says more thancheerfully singing. 300 people volunteer at Marquardt Village and through Marquardt at Home—both residents and people fromHaving worked at the Health Center, volunteering there the greater community. Needs are wide-ranging, fromwas a natural next step for Joy, who lives in Watertown companionship services, to gardening, pet therapy,and may move to Marquardt Village in the future. Joy clerical work, activities support, and more. Volunteersvisits with residents, reads to them, helps them get to are also welcome to share their unique interests,activities, and, of course, sings. talents, and skills.“I can’t stop myself from singing,” said Joy. “Music is so Become a Volunteerpowerful. It’s a creative outlet for me, like crafting cardsfor people, and it’s something they really appreciate. If you or someone you know is interested inWhether they sing along or just listen, you can tell music volunteering, current opportunities and anreaches them on a deep level.” application form are available atJoy’s advice to anyone considering volunteer work is that on the“you get to be part of someone’s life that you otherwise “Giving/Volunteer” page. You can also callmight never get to know and you gain so much more Sandi Bathke at (920) 206-4010 or email herthan you give.” at [email protected].

Introducing New Marquardt Foundation Board Member and Director of HospiceRolfe Nervig Don NicholsonFoundation Board Member Director of Marquardt HospiceRolfe Nervig’s interest in Don Nicholson recently joinedretirement communities began Marquardt Hospice as director,with his first job after college bringing experience in a varietywhen he worked as activities of roles and settings. In recentdirector at a nursing home. His years, the role was regionalcareer has taken many different operations management withpaths but he says he “never responsibility for up to sevenlost interest in caring for people who are growing different hospice centers. The opportunity to work forolder. My years at the nursing home impressed me. a smaller, not-for-profit, mission-driven organization heThe caregivers do heroic work and often don’t get the saw as the perfect fit at this point in his career. The factrecognition they deserve.” that it brought him back to Wisconsin also fit his lifestyle and plans for the future. His family had maintained aSince those years, Rolfe has focused on business home in Appleton, while his work had taken him awaydevelopment and sales management for a variety of much of the time to Texas and California.organizations. He worked at Edgewood College in theCorporate Learning Center and continued his work with Don’s first work in hospice was as a clinical social worker forfaith-based communities when employed as assistant a small agency in Milwaukee after completing his bachelor’sto the bishop of the South Central Synod of Wisconsin degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee andEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). while attending graduate school at Keller. He considers it a privilege to “have served the hospice missionWith a background in fundraising and development, throughout my career, which has taken me from beingRolfe was a paid Loaned Executive for the United Way part of a focused care team helping individuals andof Dane County and is a volunteer on the board for the families through the end-of-life journey, to managingOff the Square Club, a recovery club for people with multi-site operations.”mental illness in Madison. Pleased to see the focus at Marquardt Village andRolfe’s past professional affiliations include membership Marquardt at Home on managing growth whilein the Madison and Milwaukee Chambers of Commerce, maintaining a caring and collaborative culture, Don saysthe Education Task Force for Downtown Madison, Inc., “being part of this healthcare family, I’m excited at theand Vice President for the Sales and Marketing Executives potential to draw on my experience to make meaningfulorganization. and lasting contributions.”Being new to the Foundation Board, Rolfe says, “I Don lives in Appleton with his wife and two sons, afeel I can contribute to the financial sustainability of commute he calls “a breeze compared with living inMarquardt Village, which appears to be an excellent California.” In his spare time, he enjoys mountain bikingorganization.” and coaching the boys in baseball and basketball.

New Towne Centre to Enhance Lifestylefor Residents and GuestsDesigned to become the welcoming hub of resident life at Marquardt Village, Towne Centre will be close to most residents’ homes and a short walk from others, making it convenient to entertain guests in style or participate in activities, seminars,social events and planned outings. A full calendar of opportunities will complement therestaurants, shops, conveniences and other amenities to explore at Towne Centre. For moreinformation or to see all the plans, contact the marketing team at (920) 206-4663.Planned amenities include: • Dining room with patio HIDDE DR• Bistro/coffee shop • Meeting rooms• Private dining room • Library• Chapel • Gift shop• Billiards/game room • Wellness center• Mail center• Beauty/barber salon and spaEntry & Chapel Lobby & ReceptionRenderingsand plansare subjectto change.


Ochs Society Members Offer Generous SupportMarquardt Village is the recipient of planned giving by many charitable people. When someone leaves a gift to the Marquardt Foundation through planned giving, they automatically become a member of the Ochs Society, named after Dr. Milton Ochs, the generous benefactor of the 50 acres upon whichMarquardt Village is located. This prestigious and generous group helps Marquardt plan for its future and perpetuate the values of the donor, long beyond their lifetime.Why leave an end-of-life gift to Marquardt Village?Here are some of the reasons given by current Ochs Society members: “When I started thinking about those things in my life which have touched me deeply it was no surprise to me that Marquardt Village was ‘front and center’ in my thoughts. After having the privilege of being a part of Marquardt Village’s wonderful staff for twenty years, sharing in the spiritual life of the Marquardt campus and believing in the ongoing ministry and life of Marquardt Village, I have felt personally committed to wanting to be a part of Marquardt’s future. I fully embrace and believe in the mission of Marquardt Village and I think that people support things they believe in. Leaving a legacy to Marquardt Village is one of the ways that I can live out my beliefs,” said Rev. Dr. Rick Brewer. David and Judy Schoechert have a long history of family at Marquardt Village. “I am very grateful for the services Marquardt offers,” said David, “and these types of services are not free. The government doesn’t pay all of the costs of good care. There has to be support from others. It’s a worthy cause. The Lord will know what you have done and the reward might not be in this lifetime.”

“I’m intent on giving so others can have the same positive end-of-life experience that my mother, Edna Strasburg, had for 14 years,” said Phyllis Strasburg George. “Christ died for us and remembering Marquardt Village in my estate plans is one of my ways of showing love.” “It is an honor to be a member of the Ochs Society, but I get greater satisfaction from the fact that I made a responsible decision in investing in a $5,000 Charitable Gift Annuity. I enjoyed getting a return of 9.8 percent almost completely tax-free for several years,” explained Al Troyke a resident of Marquardt Village. “An even more important consideration is the feeling of satisfaction one gets in supporting Marquardt Village, the charitable organization which I have called home for the last 27 years.” Remembering Marquardt Foundation in your will provides future support for our mission and allows you to leave a lasting legacy. The following is suggested bequest language: I give and bequeath to Marquardt Foundation, Inc. of Watertown, WI, a not for profit corporation, the sum of $_______ (or percentage of estate, or description of the property) to be used to benefit residents at Marquardt Village.If you would like more information about the Ochs Society, leaving a legacy gift or have included MarquardtFoundation in your estate planning, please contact Cheryl Porior-Mayhew, Chief Development Officer at 920-206-4000 or [email protected].

DOROTHY COOGANIS 106 YEARS YOUNGHer secretto longevity:“I like to be happy.”Marquardt’s oldest centenarian, Dorothy Coogan, greets life each day with a generous smile. She has seen a lot of changes during her106 years—from life on the farm and horse-and-buggytransportation, through the Depression, to the first walkon the moon, to today’s iPods and computers.Dorothy worked outside the home before it wascommon for women to do so. She worked for attorneysmost of her life and to this day can read shorthand. Shesaid she loved working because she learned a lot andgot to know so many people. Later in life, she and herhusband, Christopher (Christie), owned the CooganInsurance Agency located in downtown Watertown.Christie went to Notre Dame University for one year “Dorothy is a wonderful aunt,” said her niece,and his family couldn’t spare the money to send him Rosemary Fisher. “She has always gone out of herback after that year. He always regretted not being able way to do nice things for people, even during theto complete college, which prompted the Coogans to Depression. It wasn’t about the money. Today, sheestablish a scholarship fund for qualifying high school always knows me by name and says how happy she is.graduates who need help to afford college. “I’m happy I She doesn’t want anyone to worry about her.”can do it,” said Dorothy, who is also a generous donor toMarquardt Foundation. “Life changes and you have to go along with it,” says Dorothy. “If you think everything is wrong, you are“Dorothy Coogan is a lady of faith, love, principles, unhappy. I like to be happy.” And that seems to be themorality, hope, hospitality, generosity, and trust. Her faith secret to her longevity—along with the glass of red winein God and vision of eternal life have motivated her to she enjoys most evenings. “My doctor prescribed it,” shecare for many others,” said her nephew, Pat McGinty. explains, with that mischievous smile.

Thank you to the following individuals, churches and businesses who have contributed to the Marquardt Foundation for Wish List items,operating needs, pastoral care and chapel needs, memory care, hospice and staff appreciation from January to March 2015. We valueyour trust and will use these gifts for the benefit of Marquardt Village residents.INDIVIDUALS Lori Pelto In Memory of Leola Haberkorn ORGANIZATIONSJessica Angove Barbara Pohl Larissa & Aaron Buss* In Memory of Leola HaberkornSandra Bathke Cheryl Porior-Mayhew Linda Buss* Bethesda Lutheran HomesFranklyn Bergdoll & Jim Mayhew Mary & Dan Christian* Marquardt VillageKaren Bergman Barbara & Larry Quest Pete Colletti* In Memory of Loretta FuchsMichael Benson Family of Irving Quest Lance Dopke* Marquardt VillageGrace Bentzin Hannah Raabe Heidi & Jeffrey Doyle* A & S Plumbing Inc.Rev. Raymond Bezanson Renee Raabe Paul & Lou Ann Esselman* Alliance Partners, LLCDenise Blackbourn Lynnae Raether Lorie & Thomas Hadel* Culligan Water ConditioningShelly Bladorn Patricia Ranthum Dianne & Robert Hamann* Daley Painting & DecoratingRose Borck Anne Roberson Leta Jensen* Felton ElectricTaryn Braasch Tami Rodriguez Barbara & Ricky Lischka* Keck Furniture, Inc.Phillip Braunschweig Lucille Roessler-Engsberg* Lois Munzel* Marquardt Village Health Amanda Burg Larry Rudd Charlotte & Larry Schears* Information Dept.Barbara Butler & Karl Wagner Joyce & Mark Scallon William & Mary Schultz* Thrivent Financial for LutheransJoy & Patrick Caine Katherine Schaefer O’Malley Bonnie Simon* TOPS No WI 1151Jeanie Clark & Dennis O’Malley William Ulm* Western Region Moravian WomenDorothy Coogan Kathleen & Larry Scheler Mark & Faith Zoellick Marquardt Village was named asJennifer Coppes Ruby Schmidt In Memory of Elsie Harberg a recipient of memorial gifts in theDeborah Cornella-Kirt Jessica Schultz Rev. Jane Harberg obituaries of the following peopleTerri & Curt Detert Susan & Larry Schultz In Memory of Thor Harberg from January-March. Thank you toTrudy & Robert Dobbratz Dennis Schwenker Rev. Jane Harberg these individuals & their families Kris & Jan Duffy Lori & Dan Sellnow In Memory of Erwin Hesse for supporting our mission.Kimberly Fehling John & Monica Severa Rev. & Mrs. Reuben Schmitz Marion EngsbergShelby Fetter Henry Staeben In Memory of Leona Hesse Loretta FuchsRev. & Mrs. John Fritts Keith Stalker* Rev. & Mrs. Reuben Schmitz Leola HaberkornLori Ganser Jerry Stelse In Memory of Virginia Ihde Lillian KeesGary & Joan Genz Tammy Stoll Jim & Judy Maas Margaret StueberKatelyn Genz Phyllis Strasburg George In Memory of Kenneth Kant GRATEFUL HEARTSKatie Gomez Mary Supple Dr. & Mrs. Rol& Liebenow In Honor of All employeesVicky & Stephen Gouldthorp Gina Symkowski In Memory of Lillian Kees Lucille Roessler-EngsbergRonald & Sally Greve Sarah Taylor Gail & Marvin Blundon In Honor of Jodi AlwinCarmen Groehler Stacie Trail In Memory of Myrtle Klug Dolly MartinJeff Hackel Marilyn & Gary Vogel Mary Lou & Myron Moldenhauer In Honor of Jessica GranzowKimberly Henze Patricia Volenberg In Memory of Phillip Mallow Keith StalkerKimberly Holterman Lynne Wagner Arthur Melcher In Honor ofGayle Hunter Karen Wagoner In Memory of Ruth May Marquardt Health Center StaffMelanie Hunter Rev. Aden & Bishop Kay Ward Sally Smith Larissa BussPatricia Ignarski Patricia Werner In Memory of Harris Moldenhauer Linda BussLynn Ireland Kay & Will Wipperfurth Mark & Judy Zastrow Mary ChristianAlesha Jacobson Stephanie Wollitz In Memory of Bernice Nelson Pete CollettiAndrew Johnson Jenny & Jamie Zwieg Dorothy Degnitz Lance DopkeJoan Jones TRIBUTES Ronald & Sally Greve Heidi DoyleAmber Kaesermann In Honor of Marquardt Village Residents Harold Nelson Paul EsselmanPaula Kaulback Gerald & Marilyn Jeuck Susan & William Stroupe Lorie HadelChristine Komis Patricia Laehr Kitty Stueber Dianne HamannApichai Kookasemkit In Honor of Marquardt Village Staff In Memory of Edward Petig Leta JensenConnie & Mark Kottwitz Gerald & Marilyn Jeuck Dr. William Petig Barbara LischkaBeth Kratzer In Honor of Leora McDow In Memory of Gertrude Petig Lois MunzelLinda Kraus Tom & Linda Frakes Dr. William Petig Lucille Roessler-EngsbergCarol Kruesel In Honor of Florence Sweeney In Memory of Irving Quest Charlotte SchearsMichelle Larson Ann & Richard Nienow Lynn Ireland William SchultzMichael & Rachel Libby In Memory of Rick Bargo Joan Jones Bonnie SimonAllison Lorenz Linda Bargo In Memory of Mary Jeane Romer William UlmNathaniel Lueck In Memory of Marna Block Cynthia Romer In Honor of Bridgette RedeniusNicholas Maas Phillip & Barb Bongard In Memory of Richard Schlueter Dolly MartinShirley Maas In Memory of Frieda Bubernak Linda Bargo In Honor of Pat Ranthum Jeff & Lynn Mallach Alice Brandt In Memory of Margaret Stueber & Colleen BuedlerDan & Julie Marks Alida Jaeger Rev. Allen & Judy Bergmann Jan OlsonDolly Martin* Joan Jones Pete Colletti*Sharon Mathwig C.M. & R.E. Mach Ronald & Sally GreveMatt & Erika Mauthe In Memory of Benedict Burg Randall & Kim HackbarthJoan McConville Benedict Burg Estate Thomas & Bonnie JustmannKristin & Kenny McDonald In Memory of Joan Frei Susan & Roger SchroederDebra Meyer Dorothy Degnitz Jerry TeskaGreg & Cheryl Meyer In Memory of Loretta Fuchs Sandy ZastrowTammy Mielke Peter & Sharon Dewind In Memory of Jean ZillmerJeffrey Miller Jeffrey & Diane Haas Sherry & Russ CiraDiane Neal Constance MeyerRebecca Nehls Ronald Schneller *Grateful Hearts DonorsDon Nicholson Jacqueline SmithRebecca NimmWe make every effort to ensure this list is accurate. If you notice an error or omission, please notify us at (920) 206-4000.

Non-Profit Org US Postage PAID Mailings Direct 1020 Hill StreetWatertown, WI 53098Phone: (920) 206-4663MarquardtVillage.orgSponsored by the Western Districtof the Moravian ChurchWe invite you to visit our new website: www.MarquardtVillage.orgHere are just a few of the things you can do at our new website:n Watch videos, hear from residents and n Apply to be a volunteer leaders of Marquardt Village n Read about our history, mission and visionn Flip through the photo gallery for the futuren Skim the latest news about our community n Check out career opportunities and services n Learn about upcoming events you n View residence floor plans can attendn Make a donation n Download a Retirement Planning Guide Address changes or requests to be removed from the Marquardt Connections mailing list can be emailed to [email protected].

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